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    In many parts of the country, summer vacationing is nearly over. Schools are being prepared for the annual arrival of students and teachers are getting back in the swing of things for their incoming new students.

Our lives must trace His love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness...
    Because of all of this, I was reminded that in the 1800s children were given a “copy book” to use in order to learn penmanship. They would trace and copy letters exactly as they appeared in the book. That explains why that when you examine the writing from that era, it all looks similar.

    Whether in a classroom or on the street corners of life, we believers recognize that Jesus is the “Copy Book” for us. Our lives must trace His love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness into visible examples of Christlikeness. And when people examine our life, we hope they will recognize a similarity to that of Christ and other believers.

    Paul reminds us in Romans 8:29 that “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son...” Today, let’s practice our penmanship.


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Title: "Copy Book"
Author: Timely Truths
Publication Date: August 22, 2000

 

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